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  Chapter VI Establishment and Administration of Test Questions Bank

Article 40
The Central Competent Authority shall establish test questions bank and designate personnel in charge of test questions administration for exclusively administering test questions for skills certification.
Personnel referred to in the preceding paragraph shall keep confidential.
Article 41
Persons selected and appointed to compose test questions bank of each job category shall meet one of the following conditions:
1. Those who are or were working as assistant professors or above at universities and have had more than five years of teaching experience in related field.
2. Those who have a university or higher degree and have had more than ten years of teaching experience in related job categories.
3.Those who have the degree of junior college or higher, are now or were in a managerial position for more than five years or non-managerial position for more than eight years of technical department or training department at government agencies or institutions related to job categories for skills certification and with registration document in accordance with related statutes.
4. Those who have the degree of senior (vocational) high school or higher, have technician certificate of the highest class provided in relation to job categories for skills certification, have engaged in on-site or training work related to the job categories for more than ten years.
5. Those who are recommended by the competent authority or the competent authority of related business at any level.
When persons of composing test questions bank for special job categories cannot be selected or appointed in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the preceding paragraph shall not apply.
The number of persons to compose test questions bank for each job category shall be no less than six persons but not exceeding ten persons. Each person can be appointed to compose test questions bank for each job category only.
Article 42
The Central Competent Authority may request the competent authorities of related business, schools, institutions and organizations to make recommendations when selecting and appointing persons referred to in the preceding article; persons who are selected and appointed shall be issued an appointment letter of composing test questions bank.
The effective period of the appointment letter referred to in the preceding paragraph is from the date of appointment to December 31 of the year.
Article 43
Persons of composing test questions bank shall keep confidential about undisclosed test questions and related information and materials possessed and learned from their participation in the composing process, and shall also not leak or use the foresaid information and materials for publishing books or printing out handouts.
Article 44
When persons having one of the following situations shall not selected and appointed to compose test questions bank, and those already selected and appointed shall be dismissed:
1. Investing in or running such profit units as tutoring schools related to job categories.
2. Working as staffs or tutors at such profit units as tutoring schools related to job categories for skills certification.
3. Violating the preceding article.
Article 45
Persons composing test questions in the question data bank shall not apply for the skills certification of related job categories during the period of composition of test questions in the question data bank and test questions in use. However, the foresaid provision shall not apply if the period of test questions being used has been over two years.
During the period of composing test questions for the question data bank and test questions in use referred to in the preceding paragraph, persons composing test questions in the question data bank shall recuse themselves in any of the following cases:
1.Examinees as spouses, ex-spouses, blood relatives within the top four degrees of kinship, or marital relatives within the top three degrees of kinship of the persons of composing test questions in the question data bank.
2.There is concrete evidence showing that they are likely to be partial when executing their duties.
The preceding article shall apply to those in violation of the two preceding paragraphs.
Article 46
The written or field test questions shall be sealed by the personnel in charge of test questions bank and signed by the collector of each written or field test administration unit after confirming the exact quantity or handed secretly over to the head of each administration unit.
Persons involved of written or field test administration unit shall keep confidential in the process of test questions collection, printing and delivery.
Article 46-1
The Central Competent Authority shall publicly announce the job categories and classes of which the written or field tests shall be kept confidential.